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ON-LINE and IN-PERSON Caregiver Educational Workshops

Class Offerings & Descriptions

Pre-registration is required for workshops. Register on-line below or by calling (410) 222-4375 or (410) 222-4339.

Positive Approach to Care and Compassionate Touch

Jennifer Jackson and Mary Chaput,
Department of Aging and Disability Staff

Participants will discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefitting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life. In addition, you will learn the technique of Compassionate Touch®, which is designed to ease physical behaviors and emotional distress and empowers care partners and other caregivers a way to connect with their
loved one in a calm and comforting manner.

February 16, 2022; 6:30 pm
This workshop will now be presented via the zoom platform.

The Mechanics of Caregiving

Ben Ogundipe, PT

Come learn how to help your loved one with the activities of daily living without jeopardizing your own health as Ben demonstrates injury prevention strategies related to care giving duties. 

March 23, 2022; 6:30 pm
Pascal Senior Activity Center
125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie

Understanding Advance Directives

Megan Stidham, NP

"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive." In this workshop, we'll talk about what's right for you and  those close to you. Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens.

Thursday, April 28, 2022; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

To Travel or Not: 10 Tips for Vacations & Family Trips When You are Caregiving

Joanna Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C

Traveling with someone you love who needs care is not impossible but it takes a lot of preplanning. Join us for this interactive program where you will learn how to determine if your loved one is up to taking a trip, how to best prepare for a trip and how to balance safety fun on a vacation.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022; 6:30 pm
Pascal Senior Activity Center
125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie

Maintaining A Positive, Healthy, And Hope Filled Outlook

Chaplain Brian Madison

Maintaining a positive attitude is critical when you want to achieve anything or simply improve the quality of your life. As a caregiver, you have to be realistic about what can and can’t be controlled. You can’t control that your loved one has a chronic or progressive disease — nor can you control the impact of that disease. This acknowledgement will allow you to plan and seek help so that you can maintain a positive, healthy, and hope filled outlook.

Thursday, June 16, 2022; 6:30 pm
Annapolis Senior Activity Center
119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis

Registration Form
Please check what workshop(s) you plan to attend:
Funding for this program is provided through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), a federal government program. ACL requires that we report the following demographic information; individual names are NOT reported. While providing this information is not required to register for the workshops, we would appreciate it if you would help us compile this information so that the National Family Caregiver Support Program can continue to receive funding to provide caregiver support services.
I am the care recipient’s:
Race (Please check all that apply)
Poverty Level: (1 household member @ $12,880; 2 household members @ $17,420)
Accommodation Request Contact:
*At least 7 days prior to this event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.